1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1969 record 4–5–1 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (16th season)
MVP Ray Parson
Captain Jim Carter
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State + 6 1 0     8 1 0
No. 9 Michigan + 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 18 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     4 5 1
Iowa 3 4 0     5 5 0
Indiana 3 4 0     4 6 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     3 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     3 7 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1969 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 16th year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–4 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 207 to 190.[1]

End Ray Paron received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Parson was also named All-Big Ten first team. Linebacker Noel Jenke, halfback Barry Mayer and defensive lineman Leon Trawick were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2] The team included offensive lineman, Richard Fliehr, better known as professional wrestler Ric Flair.

Total attendance at six home games was 272,449, an average of 45,417 per game. The largest crowd was against Ohio State.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20 at Arizona State* No. 19 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 26–48   50,202
September 27 Ohio* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis T 35–35   41,235
October 4 at Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska (Rivalry) L 14–42   52,136
October 11 at Indiana Seventeenth Street Football StadiumBloomington, Indiana L 7–17   52,804
October 18 No. 1 Ohio Statedagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis L 7–34   53,106
October 25 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) L 9–35   44,028
November 1 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Rivalry) W 35–8   56,143
November 8 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 28–21   41,576
November 15 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan W 14–10   60,011
November 22 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Rivalry) W 35–10   40,458
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Roster[edit]

1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 34 Jim Carter Sr
QB 10 Craig Curry So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 27 Jeff Wright Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1969 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160 [permanent dead link]